If you have to ask why, the answer is usually “money”

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February 8, 2012
Center for a Stateless Society
by Thomas L. Knapp  
Posted in Commentary

"Since World War Two, that segment of America’s political class which we’ve since come to know (thanks to Eisenhower) as 'the military-industrial complex' has been in the driver’s seat. The military exigencies of that war put it there; the post-war national security state was created to keep it there. The primary activity of the US government since 1941 -- first due to those military exigencies, and later as a matter of policy — has been to ongoingly transfer as much wealth as possible from the pockets of America’s productive class to the 'defense' establishment. And it’s a big business." (02/08/12)

http://c4ss.org/content/9658  

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